The Wackiest Home in Every State

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Oklahoma: Fishing Reel Home

Located just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, this home, built in 1970 to resemble the look of a fishing reel, has managed to captivate many across the state. In order to create the perfect shape, each room in the home had to be circular, according to Zillow. We can only imagine what it was like to furnish this place.

Oregon: Pittock Mansion

Built in 1909 to be the private home of Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock, this 46-room French Renaissance-style château, which features panoramic views of downtown Portland, has become the most famous piece of architecture in the city. More than a century after it was built, the home, now owned by the city’s Bureau of Parks and Recreation, is open to public tours.

Pennsylvania: Fallingwater

Perhaps one of the most famous buildings in the entire country, Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, was named the “best all-time work of American architecture” by the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, the home was first used as a weekend getaway for Liliane Kaufmann and her husband, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr., owner of Kaufmann’s Department Store. The house is most famous for its notable use of natural materials—including the waterfall that flows naturally underneath it.

Rhode Island: The Breakers

Yet another testament to the Vanderbilt family fortune, this expansive mansion, which sits peacefully on the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, was built in 1895 with the intention of being a “summer cottage.”

However, with all of the incredible features inside of the home (including an arcade, a library, a music room, and a morning room), it’s hard to imagine that this home resembles anything close to a cottage.

South Carolina: The Calhoun Mansion

As one of the most impressive homes in South Carolina, the Calhoun Mansion, built for businessman George W. Williams in 1876, is a Victorian-style residence in Charleston. After Williams died in 1903, his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun, moved in—and eventually turned the place into a hotel.

Since his passing, the mansion has remained famous for its role on the hit television show North and South—and is still open for tours.

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